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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Filled Savory Muffins

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Filled Savory Muffins


My inspiration for these brunch worthy savory smoked salmon and cream cheese muffins came from Andrew at Angling Unlimited in Sitka, Alaska. I had visions of bagels, lox and cream cheese in a muffin and stumbled onto Andrew’s recipe. In payment, I offered some virtual Baja sunshine to the Alaskan fishing crew, next winter when the skies turn gray.

Sitka is a beautiful city and the salmon fishing is fabulous. I actually caught a rare ivory king salmon last year while sailing with Sound Sailing You can read about that trip here.

These muffins were delicious but I would recommend using silicone cupcake cups because they stick to the paper cups. Next time I will put capers in the cream cheese mixture. I thought that the dill and chives were enough seasoning but the taste was very subtle.

To make these fiesta ready for the Baja I want to try them with minced jalapeno and smoked Marlin, which is more readily available. Stay tuned.

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Filled Muffins

June 25, 2017
: 12 muffins
: Moderately Easy

Smoked salmon nestled in a dill and chives scented muffin and filled with cream cheese. A great brunch recipe.


  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon course ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz smoked salmon lox
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350F. Chop salmon into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces. Finely chop fresh dill and chives. Combine softened cream cheese and 1 tablespoon on buttermilk until smooth.
  • Step 2 Combine dry ingredients through chives. Lightly beat egg, buttermilk and olive oil. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients in the center. Mix until just combined. The batter will be think.
  • Step 3 Use silicone or paper cupcake papers in a muffin tin. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of batter into each paper cup. Top each with a tablespoon of cream cheese mixture and fill with more muffin batter to enclose the cream cheese.
  • Step 4 Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Step 5 Optional: Serve with capers and more cream cheese.

Smoked salmon cream cheese muffins

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